Hostels in Chengdu, China

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Get to know Chengdu (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Chengdu. To help you make friends with Chengdu before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Chengdu is the main city in Sichuan, it is usually considered a hub to many of the tourist attractions both far (Tibet) and near (the giant Buddha of Leeshan, the dinosaur museum, or the panda center). All of these destinations are offered as organized tours by the numerous Chengdu hostels. It is very convenient to use them if you are lacking time, and you want a decent deal. But be careful, you can easily end up in a Chinese speaking only tour without knowing it.

When you're staying at a Chengdu hostel you should go see the largest statue of Mao in China, and some of the lovely temples in the city. You should also spend some time in the very active People's Park on a Sunday because of its live music, children's attractions, tea houses, fish ponds, and bonsai park. The Sichuan opera with its changing face characters. If you are a gourmet, try the famous Sichuan fondue in a dedicated restaurant, but be careful because it's really spicy. Most of the hostels in Chengdu are based in the north of the town, near the river and the temples. But if you want to immerse yourself in the city, and be near the other attractions, we would recommend you to stay in a Chengdu hostel near the main square.

It is strongly advised to book your Chengdu hostel in advance in order to be picked up by their staff either at the train station or the new airport which is quite out of the way. Independent cabs can be tricky to use to get to the correct hostel in Chengdu.

FAQ about Chengdu Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Chengdu. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Chengdu. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Chengdu costs on average $10 for a dorm. A hostel in Chengdu with private rooms costs on average $43. shows all 31 Hostels in Chengdu. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 31 hostels in Chengdu, China. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Chengdu such as
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POSHPACKER | Chengdu Flipflop Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Chengdu.

It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

Your Packing List for Chengdu

Your Packing List for Chengdu

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Chengdu and China.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Chengdu Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Chengdu, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
31 Total number of hostels
$10 Average dorm price
$43 Average private room price
$5 Cheapest hostel in Chengdu
Lovin' Chengdu Hostel is the cheapest
22 Party hostels in Chengdu
Most Chengdu hostels are located in
Qingyang District, Jinniu District, Wuhou District
3.4 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Chengdu - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Chengdu. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Chengdu. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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